Stuart Collins:

Director of Children and Young People’s Futures

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Stuart Collins: Director of Children and Young People’s Futures

Salary: (April 2023) £150,913

Role and responsibilities

The job of the Director of Children and Young People’s Futures is to lead systems and partnerships to improve outcomes for children in Devon and especially to improve the outcomes for vulnerable children. Vulnerable children include:

  • children in care, care leavers and adopted or special guardianship children
  • children subject of a protection plan or a child in need plan
  • children who need early help to prevent problems emerging or getting worse
  • disabled children and those with special educational needs
  • children who struggle in school for whatever reason
  • children excluded from school
  • children whose life chances are undermined by poverty, race, sexual preference or other equalities issues
  • children with health problems (emotional, mental, physical and sexual)

Stuart’s direct reports are:

  • Becky Hopkins

    Head of Children’s Social Care (Deputy Chief Officer)

  • Steve Liddicott

    Interim Head of Children’s Health and Wellbeing (Deputy Chief Officer)

  • Ceri Morgan

    Deputy Director and Head of Education

  • Kellie Knott

    SEND Strategic Director (Interim)